Shokubo Ippo

Osaka Tempura

Authentic tempura cooked singlehandedly by the hostess of a hide-away restaurant in Osaka.

  • children 13up
  • Counter Seat
  • Private Room
  • Vegan

Kitashinchi is a bustling entertainment district in Osaka which is composed of a myriad of restaurants and bars. Located at a prime spot within this district is “Shokubo Ippo,” a hideaway tempura restaurant where many Osaka business owners and executives go to eat .

Shokubo Ippo is run by Ms.Yasuko Takashima, who learned and inherited the art of Tempura from the head hostess of Shizuyoshi, one of the most famous tempura restaurants in Osaka. She has also appeared on various cooking programs and written cooking articles for big newspapers.

Ms.Takashima single-handedly prepares and cooks the tempura at her restaurant. Her own original blend of sesame oil ensures that the batter of her tempura is light and crisp and without a trace of greasiness. The amount of care and attention she puts into her craft is truly reflected in her cuisine.

The standard course includes two appetizers, approximately 15 tempura items, an anago (conger eel) rice dish, and a dessert of warabimochi.
The tempura at Shokudo Ippo does not contain eggs, making it vegan-friendly. The counter has only five seats, and parties of four or more can privately-book the entire restaurant. There is also a private room where groups with small children and babies are welcome.

Shokubo Ippo has not been listed on any Japanese restaurant reservation websites until now.
It has long been a hidden gem reserved exclusively for regular patrons, however is now being made available to be booked through My Concierge Japan to a limited number of guests who will able to experience the warm hospitality of the hostess and her carefully crafted tempura.

Address North Linden Building 2F, 1-2-22 Soneakishinchi, Kitaku, Osaka
Business hours 18:00 to 22:00
Closed Sundays and National Holidays
Directions 5 minute walk from JR Kitashinchi Station
10 minute walk from Subway Nishi-Umeda and Higashi-Umeda Station
Price From ¥22,000
Service Charge 10%
Seating 5 counter seats (reservations from 2 guests or more)
※ Private booking available for reservations of more than 4 guests (children allowed if privately booked)
Smoking Prohibited
Children Children over the age of 12 who can order and eat a course are allowed.
Wi-Fi None
Language None
Parking None
Dresscode Smart Casual required.
Short pants, sandals and sportswear etc are not allowed.
Wearing of perfume and cologne is not allowed.
Payment method 【Advance payment for online reservation】
PayPal or Credit Card
【Payment for additional orders at the restaurant】
Cash or Credit Card
Cancellation Policy ※ Cancellations made up to 15:00 JST of 3 days before the reservation date are eligible to receive a full refund.
※ Cancellations made after 15:00 JST of 3 days, or within 2 days before, 1 day before, or on the day of the reservation date are not eligible to receive any refund.
※ All changes to the reservation are required to be made at least 3 days before the reservation date.
※ Requests to change or cancel a reservation made after the specified days above will not be eligible for any refund and requests to change the reservation to an alternative date/time will not be accommodated.
※ Reservations will be cancelled and entry will be denied if more than 15 minutes late and no refund will be provided.

North Linden Building 2F, 1-2-22 Soneakishinchi, Kitaku, Osaka


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